A new study suggests that people with epilepsy associated with head injuries, especially the type not well controlled by medication, are more likely to have other health conditions like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), back pain and headache that may result in them reporting a lower quality of life. Other conditions included chronic conditions like high blood pressure, sleep disorders, and behavioral health conditions such as anxiety.
The largest ever genetic study of schizophrenia has identified large numbers of specific genes that could play important roles in the psychiatric disorder. A group of hundreds of researchers across 45 countries analysed DNA from 76,755 people with schizophrenia and 243,649 without it to better understand the genes and biological processes underpinning the condition. The new study found a much larger number of genetic links to schizophrenia than ever before, in 287 different regions of the genome, the human body's DNA blueprint.
A new study has shown that a specialized primary care medical home improved the care and treatment of patients with serious mental illness, resulting in better mental health-related quality of life.
Researchers have discovered 15 'hotspots' in the genome that either speed up brain aging or slow it down -- a finding that could provide new drug targets to resist Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative brain disorders, as well as developmental delays.
There is good news for people suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other mental health disorders. New research explains how people who have suffered from mental illness can go on to develop a long-lasting sense of well-being and achieve a 'high-functioning' life.
Survivors of gun violence and their families face increased risk of mental health disorders, higher health care spending, according to new research.
The COVID-19 pandemic likely permanently increased the delivery of mental health counseling through telehealth, according to new research.
The stress firefighters face takes a toll. New research finds that those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are likely to have relationship problems due to an inability to regulate emotions.
A potential link between inflammation and the structure of specific regions of the brain has been identified by researchers.
Exercising for half an hour may reduce symptoms of depression for at least 75 minutes post-workout and amplify the benefits of therapy, according to two new studies.